Old Saybrook, CT (PRWEB) February 17, 2005
A relatively new Agency in 1981, The Environmental Protection Agency was being pressured by CongressÂs ÂhammerÂ provisions. Basically the EPA was told to implement new regulations under RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) by specific dates, or Congress would do it for them. The result: an unprecedented flood of complicated new regulations.
Fortunately, the Environmental ManagerÂs Compliance Advisor came out that year with the express purpose of helping a brand new professionalÂthe environmental managerÂunderstand this regulatory torrent. Published by Business & Legal Reports, Inc. (BLR), the twice-monthly newsletter is celebrating its 25th year.
ÂWeÂre so proud of the Advisor,Â said Bob Brady, BLRÂs president and founder. ÂWhen EPA started publishing RCRA regulations for hazardous wastes in the 1980s, environmental managers were overwhelmed. The AdvisorÂs plain-English analysis and practical compliance advice has saved our subscribers work, helped them avoid trouble, and resulted in less pollution in American air, water, and soil.Â
What will the newly inaugurated Republican President do with the EPA?
An irony of the AdvisorÂs long tenure as the industryÂs leading newsletter is the similarity between the issues in the news in 1981 and now. For example, here are some of the stories reported in its first issue Â all still topical today: Would the new Republican President (Reagan) go soft on environmental enforcementÂ how to respond to an EPA inspectorÂ and small quantity generator regulations. Brady commented, ÂNot much has changed in 25 years. EPA still produces an avalanche of regulations. It concentrates on enforcement. And the Environmental ManagerÂs Compliance Advisor continues to be a practical compliance tool.Â
As a special 25th anniversary celebration, BLR offers a free download of 3 Advisor issues: the first issue in 1981 (known as ÂCompliance Management ReportÂ), the first issue called the Advisor in 1985, and its most recent 2005 issue. Click http://www.blr.com/80502600/WBE412 to download.
Old Saybrook, Conn.-based BLR produces plain-English tools for environmental and safety managers. For a free catalog, call 1-800-727-5257 or visit http://www.BLR.com.
BLR Editor: Clare Condon
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